Child abuse royal commission: Police 'under pressure' after 1,659 cases flagged for investigation
Posted Sun at 9:10 pm 11 Sep 2016
The royal commission into child sexual abuse has referred more than 1,500 matters to authorities, straining the resources of police forces around the country, one of its hearings has been told.
Justice Peter McClellan, who chairs the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, told a hearing in Sydney that 1,659 matters had been passed on to police to consider for further investigation.
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